This competition as your well aware was a tough one for me. My depression and mental illness offered more challenges this year then in the previous. However, it was more manageable with the right combination of medication, nutrition, vitamins/supplements, exercise and of course something to focus on.
My experience with the IDFA was nothing less then spectacular! Anyone who knows me, knows the fallout I had with another organization based on their judging criteria., this was not the case with the IDFA. It was an extremely tough competition and I feel that it was judged fairly. I loved every minute of the experience.
The IDFA was welcoming and appropriately tiered, I wasn't lined up with competitors who were far more advanced then myself and they made sure that every competitor was comfortable and happy. I enjoyed that we all had our 15 seconds on stage and everyone had their stories heard. Well put together.
I can't thank Sally enough for being patient and understanding with my condition. Not an easy task to take on someone with such inconsistencies. But she did it with nothing less then a smile and a mothering nature.
My kids were exceptional, they sometimes even ate what I ate. Jocelyn has peeked an interest in competing and wyatt was lifting his two pound weights and matching me in push ups. He is my mini personal trainer, I think I can see where his future is heading.
I have an amazing support system and I'm lucky for that. I can't thank everyone enough. Even Steve's mom pitched in and made my meals for me. Thanks MA!
I love you all and thank you so much.